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The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.
Hilac Brain Mapping experiment.Members of the Tobias group check the beam intensity for a "brain mapping" experiment. (L. to r.) John Lyman, Howard Chung, Nicholas Yanni, Jean Luce, In the experiment, the researchers were able to make lab animals blink by directing a beam of invisible alpha radiation into the cornea of their eyes. This was one of several experiments underway in 1961 using particle beams to explore the brain.